Living in Color Tagua Necklace

Tagua nuts are shaved, shaped, and died to mimic the vibrant colors seen in nature.
created by

Paola Delgado


Paola Delgado created by

Paola Delgado

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Wear the Rainbow

String a rainbow—and a reminder to stay bright—around your neck with Paola Delgado's tagua beads. She handcrafts each necklace from nuts knocked loose from palm trees, then shaves, shapes, and dyes them to mimic the vibrant colors seen in nature. The design makes its way from Paula's studio in Ecuador to your unique collection or to a loved one who keeps life colorful. Handmade in Ecuador.


Made in Ecuador

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Paola Delgado

created by

Paola Delgado


New York

“I fell in love with tagua for the small nuances that make it special.”

Paola Delgado had worked for four years on Wall Street when she began to yearn for a more fulfilling and philanthropic occupation. She put her New York life on hold to search for inspiration in Peru, where she grew up. When she came across artisans making beautiful jewelry by hand using Amazonian seeds, she knew she had found her calling, and started her own jewelry business in 2011. Paola's company makes jewelry of sustainable materials only, and provides educational opportunities, healthcare benefits, and fair wages to her artisan partners. Tagua seeds, the company's signature material, are often called "vegetable ivory." They grow on an Amazonian rainforest palm tree, and are harvested after they've fallen to the ground, so no damage is done to the rainforest, or, of course, any animals.

We spoke with Paola about her background, her love of tagua, and her relationship to her artisans. Read more on our blog.

Handmade Exclusive
Made from
nylon cord, tagua seeds
Approximately 35" long, adjustable
Due to the natural properties of the product avoid prolonged exposure to water & high humidity levels. Don't store in direct sunlight. Wipe clean with damp cloth. Do not submerge in water.
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